What is included in the cabins?

The cabins are equipped with a full kitchen including a fridge, stove, oven, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, tea pot, pots and pans.  We also provide bedding, towels, plates, cutlery, glasses, cooking utensils and dish soap.   

There is a BBQ at your cabin. We rent propane tanks for $5/day.         

What is Check in/out time?

Check-in 3pm-7pm, if you are going to be later, please call to confirm this is ok.

Check-out by 11am

If you added any items or activities to your stay, we ask that you settle up your final bill the day before, so you can leave when it works for you.


What is your minimum stays for cabins and RV Campsite?

In our Cabins the minimum night stay from Mid May to September is three nights.  $80 cleaning fee to book just 2 nights. 

In the Cabins the minimum night stay from October to Mid May is 3 nights, 2 nights on request.

Please contact us directly if you would like to book less than 3 nights..

RV Campsite does not have a minimum night stay.

Long-term discount are by request.


What is your Cancellation Policy?

Our Cancellation Policy for direct and international bookings are as follows:

Any cancellations that are 60 days or more prior to arrival, the deposit will be refunded minus a processing fee of $50.

Cancellations within 60 days before the arrival,  no refund is issued. (we keep the 50% deposit we requested at booking). 

*** Your deposit is non-refundable at this point.***

Cancellations within 30 days before arrival: 100% charge.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

At booking, a deposit of 50% of the accommodation costs will be required.

Do you have food service? Is there a restaurant near by?

At this time we are not providing food service, our cabins have full kitchens so you can comfortably make meals.

The Dandelion Kitchen is a great little restaurant in Forest Grove, check out ourAttraction's for information and location.

Where can I buy groceries?

The last possibility to buy some fresh groceries is 100 Mile House. We don't supply meals.  We have grilling meats, bacon, eggs, granola, bug spray, handmade soap and other artisan offerings for purchase in our store, but we don't sell alcohol.

There is a general store in Forest Grove that has a gas station.(20 minutes away) 

There is a general store on Canim Lake South Rd. (10 minutes away)

Is there internet and phone service?

The cabins and campsites have Wifi.

We do not have cell service, but if you need to make an emergency call, we have a landline in the office.


Can I have a campfire? Can I bring a propane fire?

All cabins and campsites have a fire pit for your use. Firewood is provided with cabins, fire wood is $15 per load for the campsite. 

Bringing a propane fire that is CSA certified or BBQ is sometimes an option depending on the forest fire risk. Please call ahead.

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not permitted in cabins. We love animals, but we want to keep the cabins looking new and pet free for any of our guests that have allergies.

We allow pets on our RV Campsite. Pets on the campground are allowed with permission and additional charge of $15/day. Please keep them on a leash at all times. Please clean up after them in all areas of the resort. Pets harassing our livestock have to leave immediately. People sneaking pets in to cabins will be charged $500 per pet per night and will result in the immediate termination of your stay without refund.


Are there bears and wild animals?

Even though we are in the woods, you can still be comfortable outside. There are no Grizzly bears in this area and in the  event that a black bear is nearby, it normally will run away because they want nothing to do with people. It is always important to practice smart wildlife habits like not putting garbage outside, and making a clapping noise if you are outside at night just to be on the safe side. On the other hand, it is very common to see birds, deer, squirrels, and even the odd rabbit, squirrel, or moose.  

Are daytime visitors allowed?

Daytime visitors are only allowed with permission from the hosts prior to their arrival.

What are the quiet hours? 

10:00pm to 8:00am is quiet time. During the day reasonable outside noise is fine but we ask that no music be played outside. There are no indoor quiet hours but please ensure that any noise is not heard outside.

What are the house rules?

All the detailed house rules can be found in our Terms & Conditions but here are some of the more common ones; No smoking indoors, no parties, no illegal activities, abide by quiet hours, speed limit on property is 15km/hr, daytime visitors are required to have permission from the hosts prior to arrival.

Where can I go hiking?

Kayanara has 7 km of walking/hiking trails to enjoy. The property also backs onto crown land that has many more trails to explore. Check out our Attractions page for ideas or click the link below.


How close is the Lake? How do I access the lake? Where are the closest beaches?

Canim Lake is just 500 meters from Kayanara and it is only a 5 minute drive to Canim Lake Provincial Park beach. It is stunningly clean and the warm water is great for swimming, floating, relaxing, kayaking, paddle boarding and boating. If you are looking for sandy shorelines, Ruth Lake Beach is a 25 minute drive away and has a covered area with picnic tables and fire pits. 

I am working in the area, can I stay at Kayanara?

We have many workers that stay with us to have the comforts of home. Please send us an email to inquire about rates and availability. 

Do you have drinkable water?

Yes. We are on a well that we get tested regularly and have had no problems. The water is a little high in sulfur and iron, which means it sometimes has a high mineral smell and taste. 

Are there reduced rates for children? 

Reduced rates are available for children up to 14 years.

Infants under 12 months are free.

What happens if I try to sneak in additional guests?

Sneaking in additional guests will result in the credit card on file being charged $500 per guest per night and the reservation will be terminated immediately without refund.

Do you have a Forest Fire Policy?

If Kayanara is put on Evacuation Order during your reservation, we will refund your deposit minus a $50 booking fee.
The safety of our guests is very important to us, but if there are forest fires in our area, we are not able to ensure air quality and will not refund a deposit if we are only put on Evacuation Alert.

What are the applicable taxes?

All prices are in Canadian Dollar, excluding tax and tips.

British Columbia has three taxes, the GST (Federal), the PST (Provincial) taxes and the MRDT (Tourism tax). In general, the GST is 5% and the PST is 7%. The cabins have 5% GST, 8% PST and 3% MRDT. The tax on the campground is only 5% GST. Kayak and canoe rentals have 5% GST and 7% PST added.  

Government taxes are subject to change.